Just this Monday Peter Diamandis, founder and CEO of XPRIZE has announced the XPRIZE Global Learning Prize in New York City. The bold challenge for teams to enter this most ambitious, and broad XPRIZE competition is to develop a mobile solution that makes it possible for kids (and other age groups as well) to get literate in reading, writing and mathematics within 18 months through self-learning.
A more than ambitious plan to fulfill. Peter's past success list of starting (impossible seeming bold projects) include:
SEDS Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
ISUNET International Space University (based in Strasbourg, France)
SU Singularity University (based at NASA Ames Research Center, California)
"Abundance - The Future is Better Than You Think" co-written with Steven Kotler
..... and now it is #LearningPrize
To make the #LearningPrize a success beyond imagination please consider supporting their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, which has per 2014-09-24 raised already 26% of the $500k funding goal.